For sale is an August 1938 edition of POPULAR SCIENCE MAGAZINE, Volume 133, no 2. Cover features a recording breaking high altitude parachute drop. A cool science and technology focused magazine with articles on “Sword Swallower X-Rayed”; “Twenty-One-Mile Parachute Leap”; “World’s Deepest Oil Well”; “Ball Game for Blind Players”; and “Treadmill Walks the Dog”; and others. Magazine has interesting adverts for Union Leader Tobacco; Royal Typewriters; Learn to Mount Birds; Prince Albert Tobacco; and the new 17-Tube World Wide Radio. Magazine is complete with all 102 pages but has some soiling, minor interior page tears and edge wear consistent with age. Overall fair condition for magazine older than 75 years. Magazine measures 8 1/2 inches by 11 1/2 inches and would frame well. A great ephemera collectible.
The Popular Science Monthly was founded in May 1872 by Edward L. Youmans to disseminate scientific knowledge to the educated layman. The journal became an outlet for writings and ideas of Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Louis Pasteur, Henry Ward Beecher, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, and Thomas Edison.